Cisco Network Specialist

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin and Henry Campuses
  • Major Code: CN71
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 16

Program Description

The Cisco Network Specialist certificate program teaches how to build, maintain, and troubleshoot computer networks. Students also learn how to connect these networks to other networks and the Internet. The purpose of this certificate is to provide opportunities for persons already either employed in the IT industry or who already have IT training to upgrade their skills with advanced courses and skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.

Course Expiration:

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in Computer Information Systems, the following course must be taken five years prior to graduation:

  • All CIST
  • COMP 1000

Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.


First TermCIST 2451Cisco Network Fundamentals4

Second TermCIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials4

Third TermCIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks4
CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks4

**Courses will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a C or better but may not be offered at this institution.

Program Advisors
Steve White

Gordon Carns

Career and Academic Planning
Breanna Sidney
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107